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Peanut Butter Carob Bars #SundaySupper

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 24 bars 1x




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 1 heaping cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup carob powder
  • ¼ cup milk (I used almond, use what you love)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 by 13 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. I did this by hand but a hand or stand mixer would work too. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in the flour until completely combined.
  4. Spread batter in an even layer into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bars are setting around the edges but still very soft in the middle.
  5. Dollop peanut butter on top of the bars. Allow to sit 1-2 minutes, then spread into an even layer.
  6. Make the frosting. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add carob and milk and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla and then the confectioners’ sugar. Pour the frosting over the peanut butter layer and spread so it evenly coats the bars. Allow to cool before cutting and serving, or throw caution to the wind and dig right in!


Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes